Mission Statement

Barangay Dance Company is a San Francisco-based Filipino Folk dance organization whose mission is to preserve the rich Filipino cultural heritage through the arts of Philippine folk dancing and music. Through presenting, outreach and research of Philippine folk dance and music, Barangay endeavors to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Filipino culture within the communities it serves.


Barangay's purpose is:

(1)  To preserve, promote awareness, and foster understanding and appreciation of the Philippine cultural heritage within the general public through public presentation of Philippine dances and music, workshops, lecture/demonstrations, and any and all other appropriate means,
(2)  To provide a nurturing environment for the growth and development of the Filipino performing artist by providing formal and thorough instructions in Philippine dances and music,
(3)  To develop skillful, intelligent, and passionate practitioners of Philippine dance and music, and
(4)  To enrich the lives of Filipinos in America by keeping the Filipino cultural traditions alive.


Barangay's artistic vision is to realize Philippine folk dance and music as a viable part of the mainstream performing arts community.

Performing Artists

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Edwin Torralba  President
Rona Ronquillo  Vice President
Jeff Burgos  Vice President
Grace Alano  Secretary
Janice Nerona  Treasurer


Board Members
Jinni Mabalot Bartolome
Marty Paragas
Bonifacio Valera  Founder
Patricia Valera

Advisory Board

Pearl Parmelee


Rona Ronquillo - Executive Director

Rona Ronquillo - Director of Operations


Development & Programs

Bonifacio Valera - Grant Writer

Henry Lao - Grants Assistant

Fundraising & Special Events Team:

  Regina Battad

  Theresa Tioseco  


Glen Amboy - Alumni Coordinator


Janice Amboy - Finance Manager

Lala Segismundo-Jiang - Bookkeeper


Human Resources

Theresa Tioseco - HR Coordinator


Marketing & Communications

Emily Piros - Communications Coordinator

Marijoy Angeles - Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator

  Jan Salas - Marketing Assistant

  Joel Cayabyab - Marketing Assistant

Rommel Conclara - Community Relations Coordinator

Christine Aquino - Webmaster
Roel Buenaventura - Archives Coordinator


Bonifacio Valera - Artistic Director/Founder


Guest Choreographer:

  Jay Loyola

  Manrique Cabaya

  Clarissa Lopez

Dance Captain:

  Emily Piros

  Rommel Conclara

Dance Assistant:

  Jonathan Tioseco


Robert Claro Lopez - Consultant

Allan Tina - Percussion Lead

Rona Ronquillo - Rondalla Coordinator

Costume/Accessory/Prop (CAP)

Patricia Valera - Costume Design

Emily Piros - Costume Assistant

Marjorie Anicete - CAP Assistant
Jan Salas - Props Assistant



Nerinna Valera